Advent can be a time for deepening our relationship with God through daily practices of prayer, reflection, spiritual reading, Scripture, silence, journaling, singing, reaching out to others, giving generously and service.
We welcome you to join us in a 4-week devotional as we explore the theme of hope.
In these daily devotional readings, we reflect on the hope of God’s people in the Old Testament as they relied fully upon God in difficulty and hardship. We look at prophecies and promises of hope that pointed toward the First Advent: the coming of the Messiah. We contemplate the miracle of hope breaking through in the Incarnation, when “the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us” as a human baby, wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger (John 1:14; Luke 2:12). And we reflect on our hope in Christ’s future coming—the Second Advent we await—that gives us endurance, confidence, and joy in our daily lives, no matter what difficulties we might face.
This is our “living hope” or, as the New Living Translation puts it, our “great expectation.”
Our hope is animated by our confident expectation that the child who was born will one day come again in glory to put all wrong things right, and His kingdom will have no end.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a Living Hope...and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you...until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. I Peter 1:3-5